I am so happy to report that my miniature painting titled Tatiana (2.5 x 3.5 inches, acrylic) won the Best Cat -Domestic or Wild award at the 39th Annual International Miniature Art Show hosted by Miniature Art Society of Florida.
Tatiana was a beautiful Siberian tiger killed at a tragic incident at the San Francisco Zoo on the Christmas day, 2007. Provoked by three young men, she leaped and clawed out of her enclosure, then shot and killed by the police. She was only four years old.
The show exhibits over 800 exquisite miniature paintings from artists around the world. The show will be held at Dunedin Fine Art Center in Florida from January 19 through February 9, 2014. If you have a chance, go to the show. You will be amazed.
I am very excited to announce that my solo show has started
today at Quarry Cove Art Gallery in Pacifica. Thanks to Karen (curator), Ann,
Chuck, and Curt (my husband), arranging and hanging the artwork went very
smooth. There are 12 miniatures and 35 larger paintings. All artworks are for
sale and twenty percent of the proceeds will go to the local animal rescue
The reception will be held from 2 to 4 pm on November 16. If
you will be passing by Pacifica, please join us at Quarry Cove Art Gallery, 225
Rockaway Beach Ave., Pacifica, CA 94044. The gallery hours are 9 am to 6 pm
from Monday through Friday, and 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday. The show
closes on December 30, 2013.
I made a little altar for Hunter. This ACEO painting sits there with his commissioned feilties that was created by very talented artist Robin Andreae.
Since his passing, I have been speaking with animal communicators and reading books by Penelope Smith, a famous animal communicator, to learn to talk to my cats. The two animal communicators I spoke with told me that Hunter is coming back in a new body within this year!! That would make me so happy. I really hope so!
My precious Hunter passed away late night on May 12. It was
day 31 since his Convenia shot. He had a bad reaction to this antibiotic and
suffered terribly for one full month. It was not even necessary for him to get
the shot because amoxicillin was working fine with his chronic cough. His
doctor recommended Convenia without telling us anything about its possible side
effects and danger.
According to Pfizer, a Convenia shot is effective for 14
days, but remains in the system for 65 days. Curt and I looked after him day
and night, feeding and medicating him 5 times a day while researching the
Internet which revealed that 5 to 6% of the cats, especially old cats, have a
bad reaction to Convenia some of which are fatal. We needed to keep him going
for 65 days. In spite of numerous visits to his vets, stay at an emergency
hospital, multiple ultrasound, X-rays, blood tests, and placement of feeding
tube, he could not make it. I'M SO SORRY HUNTER!
Rest in peace now. I will always love you forever.
I am very happy to report that this little painting has won Best in Show at 2012 Spanish Moss Miniature Art Show hosted by Alabama Miniature Art Society.
The models are Benny (right) and Temmy (left). These two cats were literally soulmates. Temmy followed Benny everywhere. This award is especially precious to me because Benny passed on a little over a year ago at the age of 19. Temmy was very lonely for a while but she now seems to be getting closer to some of our other cats.
This miniature painting won the 1st place in "Art in Miniature" hosted by Art & Antique Studio Fine Art Gallery in Florida! I entered three paintings: two new and this old one. I almost didn't enter this one because it is an old painting done in 2007. Now I'm glad that I did. :)
This miniature painting of our Cassie has won the 2nd place in Acrylic in the 36th Annual International Miniature Art Show hosted by MASF (Miniature Art Society of Florida). This is a very prestigious show for miniatures. I still can't believe it!